The tour formally known as the North of Gaston Street Tour has changed to the North of Gwinnett Street Tour to incorporate the southernmost streets of the National Historic District and their hidden gardens. The tour runs April 29 - 30, 2011 from 10am - 4pm daily. One of my close friends and her husband Teresa and Michael (aka Jake) Jacobson were chosen as a stop on this years tour. What an honor!
The walking tour includes eight walled gardens and the Owens-Thomas House English inspired par-terre garden. The gardens are selected each year for the excellence of design, historical interest and beauty. Hostesses at each garden will greet visitors and point out special plants, garden features and interesting historical facts. From 2 - 4pm daily ticket holders are invited to tour the historic Harper-Fowlkes House and enjoy a southern tea in its beautiful garden. There will also be entertainment and there is a promise of a surprise guest appearance. Wonder who?
If you can't make this year's tour, make your plans to attend next year. The 2012 date will be April 20 - 21. This is a wonderful experience and I'm sure if you're a garden lover like me you won't be disappointed.